Know Your Millet



Pearl Millet

Pearl millet is the most significant species of millet and contributes to food security in regions of Africa and Asia that can only produce small amounts of other crops.


Sorghum, also known as Sorghum bicolor L., is referred to as the "KING OF MILLETS" and is a staple crop for millions of semi-arid inhabitants.

Finger Millet

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana), often known as ragi, is a key staple grain throughout Eastern Africa and Asia (India, Nepal).

Foxtail Millet

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.), is one of the oldest crops to be domesticated and is widely produced in Asia and Africa's arid and semi-arid regions.

Baryard Millet

Barnyard is a short-lived crop that can tolerate a variety of biotic and abiotic challenges and flourish in unfavorable environmental circumstances with essentially little input

Kodo Millet

Kodo millet (Paspalum scrobiculatum) is mostly produced in India's Deccan area, while it is also grown in the Himalayan foothills.

Proso Millet

Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is a very nutritious cereal grain that is underused for human food, bird seed, and/or ethanol production.

Little Millet

One of the lesser-known millets and relatively related to Proso Millet is grown sparingly across India.

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